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Red Cherry Shrimp – Neocaridina denticulata sinensis

 

Red Cher­ry Shrimp – Neo­carid­i­na den­tic­u­la­ta sinen­sis are tiny shrimp. They are known as the clean up crew because they feed on left-over food and algae that is remain­ing in the aquar­i­um.

These shrimp are a pop­u­lar species of shrimp as they are hardy and will con­trast beau­ti­ful­ly against the green plants.

The bright red col­or of the Neo­carid­i­na den­tic­u­la­ta sinen­sis comes from the many years of research and selec­tive breed­ing.

 

Com­mon Name: Cher­ry Red Shrimp, Red Cher­ry Shrimp, RCS

Care Lev­el: Begin­ner+

Size: Up to 1.2″

Life Span: Up to 1.5 years

Tank Area: Found on the bot­tom or in mid aquar­i­um but can be found every­where.

Tank Mates: Com­pat­i­ble with peace­ful, small fish like car­di­nals, glow light tetra, neons, dan­ios

pH: 6–7.0 to 7.0–8.4

Adapts best in soft to medi­um hard water in the alka­line range.

If you have high­er pH water from the tap, use Flu­val Stra­tum. It will nat­u­ral­ly sta­bi­lize your pH lev­els.

Tem­per­a­tures: 70°F-80°F (21 -27°C)

 

TailsNTeeth™ Water Change Tip:

  • Fill enough water into a large buck­et or rub­ber­maid for a water change (At our shop, Phil’s Pets, we use 61L oval pre­formed ponds for aging our water)
  • Add Prime by Seachem to dechlo­ri­nate water
  • Leave in your buck­et for 2 days to age
  • Chlo­rine and oth­er tox­ic com­pounds will evap­o­rate
  • Use a spare heater to get the water in your buck­et to tem­per­a­ture of the aquar­i­um
  • Now your water is ready for the week­ly water change